Lighting Technician Salary

Lighting Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.87 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.63 per hour on the lower side but can approach $25.14 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Lighting Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,948 - $64,428
(Median)
$21K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,740
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$11.63 - $25.14
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,948 - $64,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,701 - $62,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,701 - $62,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Lighting Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lighting Technicians make a median salary of $45K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 38%
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